Shippensburg faculty, staff
Following is a list of
presentations, awards, honors and other achievements by or to Shippensburg
University faculty. If you need further information, please send an e-mail to SUnews@ship.edu.
Following are recent activities from the Department of
Social Work and Gerontology:
- Dr. Lynn Baynum and
Dr. Mary Paxton of the reading program recently presented at the annual
conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers in Grand
Rapids, Mich. Their presentation, “Purposeful Prompting: Preparing the
Literacy Coach,” was based on the curricular continuum of the masters reading
coursework designed to develop a deep understanding of prompting as a best
practice in classroom literacy instruction and in coaching the professional
development of teachers.
- Dr. Kelly M.
Carrero, assistant professor of special education, was named chair of the
Division of Culturally Diverse Exceptional Learners (DDEL) Professional
Development committee. DDEL is a division of special education’s leading international
organization, Council for Exceptional Children.
- Dr. Misty L.
Knight, assistant professor of human communication studies; Dr. Richard
A. Knight, associate professor of human communication studies; and Aaron
Dobbs, librarian and assistant professor, co-authored the chapter “Theory
and Application: Using Social Networking to Build Online Credibility” for
publication this month in the book Online Credibility and Digital Ethos:
Evaluating Computer-Mediated Communication.
- Dr. Anca I. Lasc,
assistant professor of art and design history, recently published her article
“Interior Decorating in the Age of Historicism: Popular Advice Manuals and the
Pattern Books of Édouard Bajot” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Design
- Dr. Luis Melara and
undergraduate Blake Burkett participated in the Undergraduate Research
Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics at the National
Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee
at Knoxville. Burkett presented the poster “Mathematical Modeling of Panama
Disease in Cavendish Banana” from their joint research. Melara and Burkett
received external funds to attend the conference. NIMBioS is one of nine
mathematics institutes in the United States.
- Stephanie A. Witmer, assistant
professor and internship coordinator for the communication/journalism
department, wrote travel guides for online travel guides. Her article on the
Laurel Highlands is in Forbes Travel Guide and a guide to Harrisburg
will appear in an upcoming guide for USA Today.com.
- Dr. Dorlisa Minnick facilitated a roundtable,
“Addressing Challenges and Barriers in Rural Social Work Field Placements,” at
the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Washington,
D.C. Nov. 1.
- Dr. Michael Lyman presented the paper “A
Mixed-Methods Comparison of On-line vs. Live Peer-Assessment in a Research
Course” at the Annual Program Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education
in Washington Nov. 11.
- Dr. Jen Clements presented the workshop “Advocating
for Group-Work Content in MSW and BSW Education” with two colleagues from the
International Association for Social Work with Groups and the paper
“Resiliency and Retention in Long-Term Child Welfare Workers” at the Council on
Social Work Education Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., Nov. 9 to 11.
- Dr. Andy Dunlap presented the paper “The Evolution
of the Coming Out Process: Pre-Stonewall to Post Gay” at the Annual Program
Meeting of the Council on Social Work Education in Washington Nov. 11.
- Dr. Marita Flagler presented the paper “Unlocking
Community Resources through an Innovative Partnership Triangle: The Case of
Cumberland Perry Respite in Rural Pennsylvania, USA” at the 8th International
Short Break (Respite Care) Conference in Toronto in October.
- Dr. Dara Bourassa, Lyman, and Minnick will
serve as project evaluators for a grant to fund mental health literacy
training for older adults through the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging
Several members of the information technology staff gave
presentations at the Pennsylvania Banner Users Group Annual Conference Nov.
19 and 20. Presenting were:
- Luminis Content Management – Integrating targeting of
content with a current CMS by Dustin Sier, Mira Mattern, and Justin
- Responsive Design in Luminis 5 by Sier, Sentz, and Mattern
- Functional Users can run scripts too! by Alan Zanotti and
- Riding the Banner 9 Roller Coaster: One University’s
Experience by Amy Diehl, Rosenberry, Corinne Goyt, Eric Shirk, and John
- PASSHE IT BOF co-presented by Diehl
- Mom pay my bill! (But don’t look at my grades) by Rosenberry,
Trudy Smith, and Diehl
- Hear how Shippensburg U of PA was able to de-identify
their non-production Banner databases and how Lehigh Carbon CC encrypted their
Banner Database co-presented by Shirk
Aid Information in NCAA CA by Ashley Grimm and Ravi Anne